Atlanta Magazine

18 articles
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Foul Territory

A father who brought his daughter to a ballgame and the fallout from a foul ball.

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The Many Lives of Aubrey Lee Price

A pastor-turned-banker fakes his own death after allegedly embezzling millions and defrauding investors.

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This Land Is My Land

In North Georgia, two men feud over a quarter-mile property line.

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Funeral

An oral history of the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot.

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My Brother's Keeper

Throughout their troubled lives, identical twins William and Chris Cormier shared a preternatural bond. Then the body of a Florida journalist ended up in their backyard.

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Spellbinder

At various points, Thomas Mitchell was a novelist, an attorney, a scientist, a Hollywood dealmaker and a CIA higher-up. He was also a con man.

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Anatomy of a Divorce

The author ponders the dissolution of his own marriage, and others.

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The Debtor

Darren Lumar lived in mansions he didn’t own, ran companies that didn’t make a dime, went to colleges that didn’t exist and slept with “any number of women” despite being married to James Brown’s daughter. When he was murdered, the cops had a problem: too many possible suspects.

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No Earthly Trace

Eighteen-year-old Justin Gaines disappears after a night at a bar.

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The Accused

A survivor’s frightening account.

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Final Exit

On the Final Exit Network, a controversial right-to-die organization, and the death of their client John Celmer.

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Her Own Flesh and Blood

A family of Georgia churchgoers contracted the plague of their time, HIV. Some survived, some didn’t—this is the story of their family over thirty years.

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The Town That Blew Away

Fourteen other tornadoes hit Georgia on April 27 and 28. This was not the record — that would be twenty, during Tropical Storm Alberto in 1994. But it was one of the worst twenty-four-hour periods in the history of the state. Tornadoes hit Trenton, Cherokee Valley, south of LaGrange, and Covington; killed seven people in a neighborhood in Catoosa County, swept through Ringgold, and killed two more — a disabled man and his caregiver — in a double-wide trailer on the far end of Spalding County. Those tornadoes got all the attention. The Vaughn tornado didn’t even warrant an article in a major newspaper. No one talked about Vaughn. The only way for a person to really find out about it was to drive past.
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The Beards Are A Joke

Four unhealthy, bearded, mostly unknown comedians from Atlanta tour 3,020 miles in a van.

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Zombies Are So Hot Right Now

On the fascination, from Hollywood to Atlanta, with zombies.

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The Golden Boy and the Invisible Army

The story of H1N1 and one of the lives it claimed.

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The Heavy Footfalls of Doc Hullender

An acquaintance dies in Iraq and a writer investigates. “How did Michael come to inspire such loyalty? And how did he come to die on the floodplain of the Euphrates? I looked closer and saw they were the same.”